Ingersoll Rand 1/2-in. Impact Wrench
Awesome Impact Gun
Prior to owning this impact gun, I had a entry level (aka cheap) gun from Canadian Tire. This one blows my old one out of the water!! So much more power, very durable, and is amazing. I'm wishing I spent the little bit extra to get this gun the first time!
March 27, 2013
I've used the ingersol rand 231 for over 15 years, as a professional mechanic in a flat rate dealership setting, excellent gun. good power, and extremely tough. hammer pins will eventually break, but this is a cheap and fairly simple fix. i'd buy another one except for the fact that it's a little heavy for me now...but i'm getting old.
March 24, 2013
die hard impact gun
I bought this same model impact gun second hand 3 years ago. It's not the most powerful impact gun out there but the most durable one I've used. I work in a garage and we get alot of water in our air lines no matter what air dryer we use. I've gone through some Snap on and Mac guns but this gun just won't give out. I only oil it once every couple months and on really wet days water shooting out the exhaust port on the gun and she keeps going with no probs. go out n buy this gun, best bang for your buck.
February 3, 2013
I had a couple of impact wrenches before the Ingersoll Rand and the difference between it and the others is immense. This is the last impact wrench I will ever need.
September 4, 2012
the Colt 45 of impact guns
These impact guns are built tuff and deliver the power needed to get the job done. There is a lot of talk about other name brands but I have personally witnessed Ingersoll out perform both snap on and blue point guns by removing seized lug nuts that they couldn't. They are also extremely durable. For example, there is an apprentice in my shop that bought one of these guns second hand from an older mechanic who has used the gun for an extended period of time and the only fault with the gun is a worn anchor. It still puts out serious power which indicates to me that it is a well built gun. The only thing these guns lack in comparison to other guns is a composite housing which provides a lighter more comfortable tool. If you find this to be an important quality, I would recommend buying the Ingersoll titanium or 2100G composite models.
March 5, 2012
Cant Beat It, seriously
Have been using these guns for many years. This particular model has been around for a long time and the internals are quite common, easy to repair and durable. You might find similar looking guns from Blue-Point (snap-on) and MATCO. They are they same gun most likely but rebranded. They will work just as well. And you can often find them on sale for a bout $189 which is a steal, even at full price these things are a bargain.
If your a weekend warrior, a professional or an apprentice. this is the gun to get!
The only reason to upgrade to a higher model is for higher torque if you need it or to get handle exhaust. The exhaust from this gun usually points forward onto the work (dusty) or down on your hand (cold!). But this is a very minor almost unnoticeable feature.
March 23, 2011
My first experience with an Impact wrench was the jobmate one... and very dissapointing to say the least.
Next up I purchased this Ingersoll Rand Impact... and it honestly put a grin to my face the first time I used it.
Frozen bolts, rusted metal... no problem. Hold on tight... and with a few short bursts... they are off.
The quality... top notch...
I'm definately a fan of Ingersoll Rands products after purchasing this one.
June 4, 2008